For the first time in decades, the number of children with asthma isn't increasing, federal scientists report. But cases continue to rise among African-American children and poor children.
2015 was a pivotal year for black Americans and civic activism. Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch talks through some of the year's major stories with NPR's Carrie Kahn.
Last week, Weekend Edition issued a PSA to prevent holiday injuries. But we failed to note that you should never, ever stick your hand in a snowblower — even if it's off. Carrie Kahn has a correction.
Minorities are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields. John Dimandja is a Congolese chemist on the faculty of Spelman College who's pointing the way into STEM careers for students of color.
Carrie Kahn talks to John Burnett about the recent surge of undocumented minors from Central America to Texas. We also hear from a 17-year-old who recently made the trek a second time, and successfully crossed the border.
In 2015, a huge wave of humanity fled war, persecution and hunger - and headed for Europe. Reporter Joanna Kakissis talks with host Carrie Kahn about the greatest migration the continent has seen since World War II.
At least ten people were killed and thousands of people were left without power after severe weather passed through the Dallas area on Saturday night.
A new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics says electronic toys for infants that produce lights and words were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language when compared to wooden toys.
Mexican chef Pati Jinich shows NPR's Carrie Kahn how to handle those Christmas dinner turkey leftovers. She shows us how to make a mouthwatering pibil sauce for next-day sandwiches and enchiladas.
Alabama is not a state that generally has prominence in presidential primaries. But Alabama's secretary of state is on a mission to change that in 2016, and he's having success luring GOP contenders.